Carolinas and Georgia

1237

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhus glabra   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhus glabra   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 110-01-008:
Rhus glabra   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Sumac, Common Sumac


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Look for it in disturbed areas, clearings, roadsides, woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 15-19 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow/White
Usually bisexual
4-5 sepals
4-5 petals
4-5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Rhus glabra   FAMILY Anacardiaceae

Smooth Sumac, Common Sumac